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SOUTH AFRICA

Black Friday gets claws into SA's net shoppers

No country embraces Black Friday more than South Africa, if international discounts website picodi.com's statistics are anything to go by...

By Wendy Knowler 24 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

MEF identifies 10 key mobile trends for 2015

LONDON, UK: MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, looks at the year ahead to predict the ten key mobile trends that will shape the global mobile landscape in 2015...

8 Jan 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Candy Crush empire worth up to US$7.6bn?

LONDON, UK: King Digital Entertainment, the British developer behind the wildly-addictive mobile game Candy Crush, said that it could be valued at up to US$7.6bn in its eagerly-awaited upcoming flotation.

13 Mar 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

RBS admits to decades of under-investment

LONDON, UK: The head of Royal Bank of Scotland admitted on Tuesday (3 December) that it had failed to invest in its information technology systems for decades, after a glitch left customers of the state-rescued bank unable to access cash for three hours.

4 Dec 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Penguin, Random House unite

LONDON, UK: British publisher Pearson and Germany's Bertelsmann have completed a deal to create a publishing firm, Penguin Random House, the parent groups announced on Monday (1 July).

2 Jul 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Greenlight gets top ranking

LONDON, UK: Leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight, has been ranked one of the UK's top digital agencies in a report published by Econsultancy, the digital marketing and best practice community and publisher.

21 Jun 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Google branded as 'evil' by lawmaker

LONDON - A senior British lawmaker on Thursday (16 May) described Google as "evil" and accused the US internet company of unethically avoiding paying vast amounts of tax in Britain.

17 May 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Google 'justifies' not paying taxes

LONDON, UK: A top Google executive on Monday (22 April) insisted that the company's "key" role in developing Britain's electronic commerce should be taken into account in the row it faces over its controversial tax arrangements.

23 Apr 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

High price inflation drives highest retail growth since recession began

LONDON, UK: UK retail is set to grow by 1.8% in 2013 with total retail spend hitting £300.7 billion - though this is nowhere near the pre-recession growth levels it is the highest rate of growth since the recession began. However this is largely down to rising prices, according to a report from SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, and Verdict called How the UK will shop in 2013.

21 Jan 2013

FRANCE

Boost website performance and retain customers

Riverbed study reveals online retailers need to increase website performance during holiday season to retain customers.

9 Dec 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Multiple retailers closures accelerate to average of 20 stores a day

LONDON, UK: From a net increase in 2009 of 1.2%, multiple retailers have for the second consecutive period shown a decline in their numbers, from -0.25% in 2011 to -1.4% in the first half of 2012. This is a net reduction of 953 shops in the first half of 2012 compared to 174 shops in the whole of 2011.

24 Oct 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

1 in 8 European smartphone owners conducted a retail transaction on their device

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of mobile commerce usage across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) using the comScore MobiLens service.

2 Aug 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

European women drive most engagement: Online retail, community websites

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing that 395.7 million Europeans went online in May 2012 for an average of 27.6 hours each.

6 Jul 2012

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